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Blonde Sinner (1956)
"Yield to the Night" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  18 November 1956 (USA)
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A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yvonne Mitchell ...
Matron Hilda MacFarlane
Michael Craig ...
Jim Lancaster
Marie Ney ...
Prison Governess
Geoffrey Keen ...
Prison Chaplain
Liam Redmond ...
Prison Doctor
Olga Lindo ...
Senior Matron Hill
Joan Miller ...
Matron Barker
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Matron Brandon
Molly Urquhart ...
Matron Mason
Mary Mackenzie ...
Matron Maxwell
Harry Locke ...
Fred Hilton
Michael Ripper ...
Roy, bar good-timer
Joyce Blair ...
Doris, storeclerk-friend
Charles Clay ...
Bob, Doris' sugar-daddy
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A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is cheating on her, and she kills her boyfriend's mistress. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HERE SHE IS! That Eye-Filling Gasp-Provoking BLONDE BOMBSHELL! See more »

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18 November 1956 (USA)  »

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Often linked to the Ruth Ellis case, the novel and script were written two years before her trial and hanging, according to director J. Lee Thompson's biography. The resemblance was said to be coincidental. See more »

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When Mary Hilton carries out the murder she fires seven shots from a six shot revolver. There are cuts between a few different camera angles but this all takes place as her victim slowly falls to the ground. There is no time to reload. See more »

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Featured in Empire of the Censors (1995) See more »

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Knees Up, Mother Brown
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Written by Harris Weston and William Lee
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Two Diana Dors, Black Roots -- Full Platinum Hair.
22 December 2012 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Mesmerizing from beginning to end. Black and white photography, impeccable, giving you the feeling of the scene just by placing the camera in a position that exactly will tell you before hand what's coming. Amazing.

And then there is the actress.

She, unlike ANY actress of that period, appears most of the time with her face washed up and her hair with 4 inches of black roots, totally unconcerned with her looks for the camera, but she is ACTING. She is acting a storm, what an excellent actress!!

In the flash backs the actress becomes DIANA DORS... Fully done with platinum hair, made up to kill and slipped into a dress too tight to believe, it could be painted on her naked body.

The story takes its time to develop and little by little it starts building up the tension of her character. The timing is perfect, we get more and more involved with her suffering and waiting as anxiously as herself about her destiny.

I don't have words to tell you what a superb movie this is, a film that I think will be impossible to produce nowadays, maybe Charlize Theron came close to this type of character in "Monster", but the feeling of the movie is totally different, the results of the 50s are the results of a civilization gone with the wind.

To me, this movie is a masterpiece.


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